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Chocolate Immersion Program

Our Professional Chocolate Immersion Program in affiliation with City & Guilds, London is a highly specialised 200-hour course. This course covers everything chocolate, right from the farming of cacao pods to sophisticated chocolate art. Students will spend two weeks in a cacao farm and will learn entrepreneurship, equipping them for the competitive culinary world. This comprehensive course is also certified by Lavonne Academy’s Assured Status, which grants industry-recognised certification through City & Guilds (London).

Batch of September 2023 is currently full; we are accepting applications for November 2023.

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Intensive Training

The course will be held Monday through Friday and the syllabus would cover everything from farming & harvesting of cacao pods, roasting, grinding and milling, tempering, moulding and the art of ganaches among a range of other subjects.

A focus on theory

Theory lessons are comprehensive and form an integral part of our six-week programme. Students take a formal examination after every module, as well as complete internal assessment projects regularly.

Regular Assessment

At Lavonne, learning is but a means to a significant end. Regular assessments take place in the form of projects, record book journaling, and assignments, scrutinised and graded by our in-house chef-instructors.

Access to the best

Our facility is outfitted with the very best of equipment to match the growing standards of the baking industry. Spacious individual work stations are provided for complete hands-on learning.

L Classroom

At Lavonne, learning never stops. Our digital classroom is basically a recipe repository, much like your baking journal, that you can refer to anytime. With the L classroom you will have seamless and organised access to our archive of expert recipes anytime, anywhere!

The heart of Bangalore

Home to a worldwide variety of food

Indiranagar boasts a huge array of restaurants featuring cuisines from all around the world—from Vietnamese street food, to Italian dining and inspiring modern fusion. It is an inspiring neighbourhood brimming with activity, that’s the perfect place to immerse yourself into becoming a chef.

The best chef instructors

The faculty at Lavonne comprises certified professional educators who have proved their mettle in the F&B industry in India, and have themselves studied at some of the world’s premiere pastry and boulangerie academies.

Core Modules (CIP)

The Professional Chocolate Immersion Program is a comprehensive course that begins with cacao farming and ends with sophisticated chocolate art.

Core Modules (CIP) details

  • Cocoa Farm Orientation
    Farming & Harvesting of Cacao Pods
    Fermentation & Drying
    Cracking & Winnowing
  • Grinding, Milling & Refining
    Formulation of Ingredients, Conching
    Bar, Moulding, Packaging & Storage
    Technicals of Tempering
  • Art of Chocolate Garnishes
    Basic Bonbons
    Ganaches Decoded
    Truffles & Enrobing
    Dragees & Panning
    Advanced Coloured Bonbons
  • All About Confectionery
    Rancidity, Storage & Shelf Life
    Chocolate Showpiece